8 female footballers pass SSC exam

Staff Correspondent | Published: 21:50, Jun 01,2020 | Updated: 21:51, Jun 01,2020


A total of eight female footballers, from national and Under-16 teams, successfully passed their Secondary School Certificate exam this year and they hoped to continue studying alongside playing football.

National team defenders Akhi Khatun, Shamsunnahar, forward Sirat Jahan Sopna and Under-16 players Anai Mogini, Rituporna Chakma, Sajeda Khatun, Rehana Akhter and Mahfuza Khatun passed the SSC exam from humanities group from their respective boards.

Akhi, who could not attend the exam last year as she took part in the AFC Under-16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers round-2 in Myanmar, was overjoyed after passing the exam with a GPA of 3.83.

‘I was in a bit pressure as previously I had to skip my exam for the Under-16 Championship Qualifiers in Myanmar. So I am very much happy and have distributed 10kg sweets,’ Akhi told New Age from Sirajganj.

Akhi’s national team-mates Sirat and Shamsunnahar obtained GPA 3.94 and 3.50 respectively from Mymensingh board. 

Bangladesh women’s team head coach Golam Rabbani Choton was happy with their result and informed that 11 female footballers had sat for the SSC exam this year.

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